Water Festival


Annual Water Festival


The Water Festival is an educational festival designed to celebrate our local watershed. Every year, environmental education organizations from around the Bay Area come together at Guadalupe River Park & Gardens to teach local students important hands-on science lessons based on topics such as water conservation, pollution prevention, the value of water as a natural resource, and how people can affect their watershed.


Formerly the Water Wizard Festival, the event has drawn 300 students and their teachers annually to the park. The event is free to students, their teachers, and their chaperones; our generous funders allow us to also provide each school with a transportation scholarship to cover bus costs.


The 17th Annual Water Festival

The 17th Annual Water Festival has been postponed due to Covid-19.

We will hold the 17th Annual Water Festival on September 16, 2021!


2019 Schools


Alexander Rose Elementary

Anne Darling Elementary

O.B. Whaley Elementary

Samuel E. Stipe Elementary

Thomas P. Ryan Elementary


2019 Presenters


Bay Area Herpetological Society

Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose

City of San José Environmental Services Department

Environmental Volunteers

Marine Science Institute

Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society

Santa Clara Valley Water

Save the Bay

Saved by Nature

US Fish and Wildlife Service

Youth Science Institute

Our City Forest





The Michael Lee Foundation

Equipment support provided by the City of San José Environmental Services Department.



Information for Presenters

If you are interested in participating as a presenter in future Water Festivals, please contact the Festival Coordinator.


Information for Teachers

Thanks for your interest in the Water Festival! If you would like more information regarding future Water Festivals, please contact the Festival Coordinator.

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